Brian Meade

10 results

Meath’s Conor Gillespie is set to be involved this weekend. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Nine months after his 2014 season was ended by a fiendish cruciate ligament injury Meath midfielder Conor Gillespie is set to make his Meath return th(...)

Meath’s captain for 2015 Donal Keogan is well aware Dublin are the team to beat in the Leinster Senior Football Championship. Photograph: James Crosbie/Inpho

Mick O’Dowd has not recalled former marksman Cian Ward to the Meath senior football panel for the 2015 season.The 29-year-old Wolfe Tones club man h(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan and Meath  manager Mick O’Dowd shake hands after the Leinster football senior championship semi-final in Croke Park yesterday. Photograph: Inpho/Ryan Byrne

Mick O’Dowd enters the theatre attached to Croke’s Park’s museum and diffidently enquires if that is where he should be as if he might have wandered i(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke holds on tight as Eoghan O’Gara and Diramuid Connolly move in in last year’s Leinster final at Croke Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Wherever and whenever football folk huddle in corners to give out about the Dubs getting to play all their games in Croke Park, it’s rare you’ll ever (...)

Meath’s Michael Newman rounds goalkeeper Pat Coady of Carlow to score his side’s sixth goal in the Leinster quarter-final at Dr Cullen Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Meath 7-13 Carlow 0-6Not so long ago Anthony Rainbow discovered that Brendan Murphy, by some distance Carlow’s best footballer, so good he was recruit(...)

Carlow’s Darragh Foley claims the high ball ahead of and meath’s Shane O’Rourke during the Leinster SFC quarter-final clash  at  Dr Cullen Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Carlow 0-6 Meath 7-13 A horror show for Carlow on their own patch. So low were confidence levels by the finish that a streaker was allowed run the len(...)

Meath goalkeeper Paddy O’Rourke with Eoghan O’Gara and Diarmuid Connolly. Photograph: Donall  Farmer/Inpho

Dublin 2-15 Meath 0-14: Meath forced Dublin to dig out their 52nd Leinster title today, and for that they will be grateful, but we witnessed two count(...)

Meath’s Graham Reilly seemed to have carte blanche against Wexford not to have to track back but it is inconceivable he’ll be given that level of freedom tomorrow against Dublin with  James McCarthy to keep an eye on. Photograph: Inpho

Nothing has coloured the build-up here so much as the level of shelling that Kildare were forced to cower beneath the longer their semi-final against (...)

Cian O’Sullivan’s move to the Dublin midfield has proved, so far, to be hugely successful. Photograph: Inpho

There are times that you have to beware of the quiet ones. Dublin should bear that in mind. Although they come into tomorrow’s match with a swagger – (...)